It is difficult to wash and clean hair with a sew-in weave! Here, you can try the following steps.
- Use pre-shampoo oil massage to stimulate the scalp. Apply a dime-sized amount of cinnamon oil or brahmi oil on hair. Massage with circular motions for 10-15 minutes into the scalp before washing. Apply coconut oil or olive oil to the hair shaft, protecting the ends and maintaining the shine of the extensions.
- Use a wide-tooth comb to comb through the hair once applying the pre-shampoo oil to ensure that it is tangle-free. For curly extensions, you should use your fingers instead of com to separate them.
- Thoroughly rinse hair with lukewarm water. Carefully lift the base of each extension with your hands, and apply the water directly to the scalp and cornrow to remove excess dirt.
- Apply shampoo to the scalp and lather, and leather the scalp in a circular motion. Make sure do not use your fingernails to scratch the scalp. Rinse 2 times to remove the shampoo.
- Gently comb the hair downward with a wide-tooth comb. Apply and massage in a detangling deep conditioner from the scalp all the way through to the ends of the hair. Separate hair evenly, and take a Q-tip covered in conditioner and apply directly to hair underneath the extension to condition your real hair. Apply a deep conditioner according to guidelines.
- Rinse the deep conditioner. Comb extensions downward with a wide-tooth comb. Cover a Q-tip with tee tree oil and apply it directly along the lining of the extension as well as the cornrow and scalp to remove excess dirt from underneath the extensions
- Dry and style hair.
- Since wet hair is more likely to break, we have to have to be very careful about how to comb and style wet hair and extensions.
- To minimize the damage to both the extensions and the hair underneath, we can try styling techniques, and use headed dryers, roller sets or natural air-drying method.